Thursday, November 29, 2012

America East staying in Albany in 2014

The America East Conference has decided Albany is a great place for its basketball tournament.

Already scheduled to play the postseason tournament at UAlbany's SEFCU Arena in 2013, the conference announced Thursday that they will host the tournament there in 2014, as well.

"Based on early ticket sales, the response from sponsors and potential media partners, as well as the growing excitement for the 2013 championship, it was an easy decision yesterday for our membership to commit to returning to Albany for our 2014 championship," said America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen.

Both the men's and women's tournaments have never been simultaniously held in Albany. The last time the men's tournament was there, was in 2009.

"We are ecstatic that the University at Albany will be hosting this championship in both 2013 and 2014," said UAlbany Vice President & Director of Athletics Lee McElroy. "The excitement that is building on our campus, in the Capital Region and in other markets across America East's footprint for the 2013 championship motivated the membership to act on this now and we are thrilled they have."

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